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  • After Burning the Democrat Party to the Ground, Barack Obama is Lecturing America Again

    09/08/2018 2:18:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Former President Barack Obama came out of retirement Friday afternoon to slam President Trump,  take credit for the Trump economy, berate Republicans, lecture the country on civility and more. .@BarackObama: “[Donald Trump] is just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years.” pic.twitter.com/6NxqP9dfcH— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 7, 2018 .@BarackObama: “Over the past few decades, the politics of division and resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican Party.” pic.twitter.com/EwJJ8zQtyH— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 7, 2018 .@BarackObama: “When you hear about how great the economy is doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery...
  • Urban vs Rural: Where the real divide in American politics lies

    08/14/2018 8:26:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2018 | Taylor Lewis
    During President Trumps presidential campaign and its aftermath, it became commonplace to cite Yeatss Second Coming when describing the ongoing splintering of the country. The poems most famous lines were recalled so often they became a perfunctory clich. I think, at times, I was also guilty of the aesthetic crime. The falcon cannot hear the falconer;/Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;you know the verses by heart by now. By embracing provincial-appealing forgotten man rhetoric, Trump loosed mere anarchy upon the world, widening our already large gulf between Americas two geographically disparate groups: city-dwellers and rural residents. Social observers are...
  • No, LeBron, the Left Uses Sports to Divide the Country

    08/10/2018 7:40:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/10/2018 | John dempsey
    The leftist media is no stranger in attacking President Trump. Often, they will find a big name to interview hoping that the interviewee will verbally attack the president the left hates so much. Usually, the person talking obliges. The media will run the interview for a day or so to create a story. Last weekend, Don Lemon interviewed basketball star LeBron James about the opening of the I Promise School he started for at-risk and underprivileged children in Akron, Ohio. During the interview, Lemon naturally moved the questioning towards the president. It is no secret that James doesnt like the...
  • The ultimate cause of the division in the nation

    07/19/2018 8:00:02 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 32 replies
    The News and a Friend | 19 July 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Here is the base reason a lot of the political conflict is being stirred in our nation right now. When the Democrats had a lock on power and were able to get a lot of their people into Congress and the Federal Agencies, they had everything their way. Those Democrats along with wealthy "friends" who are running various businesses want things to stay the way they are. The all become immensely wealthy, scratch each other's backs and stay on top. If and when the people begin to realize the real game that is being played doesn't involve the people winning...
  • It's Time For The United States to Divorce Before Things Get Dangerous

    06/26/2018 5:52:30 AM PDT · by all the best · 69 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 10, 2018 | Jesse Kelly
    The GOP has many problems, but the Democratic Party has turned into something completely un-American. The United States was founded on two things: Judeo-Christian values and a limited federal government. The entire platform of modern Democrats stands completely opposite both of those. This is the party that booed the very mention of the word God at their 2016 convention. This is the party whose candidates openly joke about killing anyone who wont turn in his weapons. Their senators joke on national TV about killing the U.S. president, and the host responds by clapping like a seal. The 1960s counter-culture liberal...
  • Nunes, Gowdy accuse DOJ of launching anonymous attacks on congressional investigator

    05/14/2018 4:00:54 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 May 2018 | Catherine Herridge
    Two senior House Republicans are accusing the Justice Department of being behind anonymous attacks in the press targeting a House Intelligence Committee GOP staffer who helped author the committees well-publicized memo alleging surveillance abuse by the FBI and DOJ during the 2016 election. The same House staffer is also a driving force behind the latest Russia records standoff. "I would have a lot more respect for DOJ or House committee Democrats if they would take out their frustrations on members of Congress, and leave staffers alone, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told...
  • School-walkout unity also lays bare division among students

    03/17/2018 4:48:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags, she said. The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriend's stepbrother. To avoid making a difficult situation worse, Kylee's boyfriend stayed in class during the rally at Hillcrest High School in Idaho Falls, which was part of Wednesday's national school walkout. "I'm dating his stepbrother, which is really incredibly awkward and it's very tense because he was being so hostile about losing respect for me because I was walking out," said Kylee,...
  • (IS DACA) Donald Trumps Read My Lips Moment? (YES)

    01/10/2018 11:53:22 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 154 replies
    The Democrats well remember their success in baiting George H. Bush into alienating his base by persuading him to renege on his campaign pledge: Read my lips no new taxes! Well the new taxes came, the already suspicious base could no longer rationalize to themselves that Bush would continue the Reagan legacy, and Bush was a single-term President. His successor being none other than Bill Clinton. If granting amnesty to illegal aliens who are trespassers in this land does not equate to a read my lips level betrayal, its hard to imagine what would be. The White...
  • Top Spook Looks Back to 2016

    12/16/2017 9:39:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Debra J. Saunders
    Michael Morell, former acting head of the CIA, became a political animal in August 2016 when he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. This month, he came to grips with the consequences of that decision -- that it might have played into President Donald Trump's distrust of the intelligence community. It is possible, he told the Review Journal, "I played a role in that." Back to last year. In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Morell not only endorsed Clinton, he also warned that, to the eyes of an intelligence analyst, candidate Trump could be considered "an unwitting agent...
  • States ranked by claims for state and local tax deductions

    11/20/2017 4:42:05 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 323 replies
    AP and ABC News ^ | 18 Nov 17 | AP Staff
    The percentage of federal individual income tax filers claiming a deduction for state and local taxes paid in 2015, ranked by state: 1. Maryland: 45.7 percent 2. Connecticut: 41.3 percent 3. New Jersey: 41.2 percent 4. Virginia: 37.3 percent 5. Massachusetts: 36.9 percent 6. Oregon: 36.0 percent 7. Utah: 35.3 percent 8. Minnesota: 34.7 percent 9. New York: 34.5 percent 10. California: 34.4 percent 11. Georgia: 32.8 percent 12. Rhode Island: 32.8 percent 13. Colorado: 32.5 percent 14. Delaware: 31.6 percent 15. Illinois: 31.3 percent 16. Wisconsin: 31.0 percent 17. New Hampshire: 30.9 percent 18. Washington: 29.9 percent 19. Iowa:...
  • House GOP Tax Plan Revealed, And Division Already Emerges

    11/02/2017 1:09:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    The long-awaited Ways and Means version of the Republican tax-reform bill has finally emerged from its back-room efforts to stave off any defections in the House and Senate. House GOP leadership launched the bill with a cheery press conference, with members clearly relieved at having a bill to move forward. It includes parts of several trial balloons, and excludes one in particular that backfired badly enough to earn a rebuke from Donald Trump.CNBC breaks down the changes: As part of that reform package, the GOP aims to permanently lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent.The House bill would...
  • Lebron James' Attack On Trump (Calls him a divider, but what did Obama do that he so admired?)

    10/02/2017 9:38:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    John Perazzo ^ | 10/02/2017
    Lebron James was downright giddy over the demonstrations that swept across the NFL last Sunday, when scores of players took a knee to protest the racial injustice that allegedly pervades the nation which they very clearly hold in low regard. I salute the NFL, the players, the coaches, the owners and the fans it was unbelievable, the $400 million hoopster said about a majority-black league whose players earn, on average, $1.9 million per sixteen-week season more than the average full-time American worker earns in an entire lifetime. There was solidarity, he raved. There was no divide, no...
  • Transportation Funding: Why Its Still Toll Roads Versus Public Transit

    09/21/2017 11:08:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    EfficientGov ^ | September 20, 2017 | Andrea Fox
    Is fighting sprawl still a goal for those who decide the fate of transportation funding at the federal, state and local levels?Transportation planning is deeply connected to economic development, but there in any agreement about transportation funding among government leaders often ends.Parag Khanna, a senior public policy analyst in Singapore and author of “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” summarized the political divide over transportation planning like this: “America is increasingly divided not between red states and blue states, but between connected hubs and disconnected backwaters.”But division that stymies transportation planning goes further. Government leaders have always been divided...
  • BLM Co-Founder: No, We Wouldnt Meet With Trump; Hes The Epitome of Evil

    08/26/2017 8:35:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/25/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Every time the nation appear divided, theres always someone from Washington, whether it be a president, a senator, or a member of Congress that calls for bridging divides. We saw that with the assassination attempts on Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) in 2011 and 2017 respectively, though everyone returned to their partisan corners within days or weeks. Its the nature of politics these days. When it comes to Black Lives Matter and the Trump administration, its no shocker that the two sides vociferously disagree on everything. Should they meet? Well, according to the co-founder of Black Lives...
  • The Dividing Lines are Not Race But Political

    08/16/2017 11:23:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    No matter how much the political elites would like it to be so, America (and in fact much of Europe) is no longer politically divided by race. Of course there are demographic trends, but these are not divisions; what is really causing the split is the vast chasm that is seen to exist between the Left of politics and the Right. Before we get too hung up in terminology, I use the terms Left and Right only in their more historical sense. There is a huge amount of crossover; but here I refer to the Stated Political Divisions of our...
  • Why Are We So Divided?

    06/17/2017 4:33:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2017 | John C. Goodman
    What do these events have in common?A deranged Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire on a group of Republican congressmen at baseball practice and would have killed them all but for the unusual presence of two Capitol Hill police officers.A version of Shakespeares Julius Caesar features the assassination of an actor who, instead of wearing a toga, is dressed to look like Donald Trump.A comedienne for CNN appears ISIS-like, holding the image of Donald Trumps severed head dripping with fake blood.On college campuses throughout the country black students insist on separate, black-only graduation ceremonies and at one institution black students...
  • The Ruin of England

    05/30/2017 6:08:25 AM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | May 30, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    The groupthink in our public discourse is so pervasive it goes as unnoticed as the air. For example, let's say a bunch of young girls are blown up at a pop concert. You have to say something about it. But what? Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, on what he called the "incident" (seriously) at Manchester Arena: We will not allow terrorists who seek to sow fear and division to achieve their aims. Likewise, Amber Rudd, the British Home Secretary, had no doubt about the intent of the attack: Its intention was to sow fear - its intention...
  • A Census That Divides and Nudges (Trump should reject proposal)

    03/13/2017 11:13:47 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 12 2017 | Mike Gonzalez‏
    In its waning days the Obama administration proposed two new wrinkles for the 2020 census: creating a brand new pan-ethnic category for people of Middle Eastern heritage and classifying Hispanics as a race.
  • Charlie Daniels: America Isnt Just DividedIts Fragmented to Pieces

    01/31/2017 5:50:46 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/31/2017 | Charlie Daniels
    There is a growing attitude of "everything we believe is right and everything you believe is wrong," and even when there is equity on both sides of an issue the animosity has gotten so pervasive that opposing views are rarely even considered by the other side. The common phrase is that "America is divided," but I beg to differ. America is actually fragmented into pieces racially, socially, politically, philosophically and fiscally, and every group that tries to put on a united face is actually made up of dissidents with their own personal ax to grind, ranging from the moderates to...
  • Obama about to speak. Just shut up Obama. Don't take any actions you might regret later.

    11/09/2016 9:00:30 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 74 replies
    National Public Radio | 9 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Obama is about to speak. Message to Obama: Just shut up! Don't do ANYTHING you might regret later. Our hope is that you will be pursued until the end of your life for all of the damage you did to this country. Our wish is that every Executive Order you put out is revoked, the military leadership is restored, the Healthcare Act is repealed and muslims are made to know clearly that they are not welcome here, ever.